On the Polarization of Gamma Ray Bursts and their Optical Afterglows

Abstract

The polarization of the optical afterglow (AG) of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) has only been measured in a few instances at various times after the GRB. In all cases except the best measured one (GRB 030329) the observed polarization and its evolution are simple and easy to explain in the most naive version of the “Cannonball” model of GRBs: the “intrinsic” AG… (More)

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